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Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ Honeymoon Is Taking Place on an Exotic, French Polynesian Island: See the Stunning Photos

Pippa Middleton James MatthewsPippa Middleton and James Matthews are reportedly honeymooning on Tetiaroa Island. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; Inset photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

The honeymooners are making moves. Following their lavish wedding this weekend, newlyweds Pippa Middleton and James Matthews touched down at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, May 22, only to board another plane for their final destination: Tetiaroa Island.

The couple is reportedly jetting off to The Brando resort, luxurious enclave in French Polynesia, where they will enjoy the property’s eco-tourism offerings.

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Getting to paradise, however, requires quite the trek. Middleton, 33, and Matthews, 41, had to first fly from Europe to Los Angeles–typically a 10 to 11-hour flight–and then they had to travel another eight hours to get to Tahiti. From there, the two were transferred to Tetiaroa via a quick, 20-minute flight.

Here’s why the long journey is completely worth it. The resort features 35 cottages, and offers its clientele complete privacy. Not only is the locale the quintessential spot for serenity, but the resort boasts of several fine dining options. Polynesian-inspired cuisine is crafted by Guy Martin, a Michelin star-rated chef renowned for his restaurant Le Grand Véfour in Paris, France.

According to reports, a one-night stay at the celeb-beloved spot will set the couple back $3,500 a night.

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Stars who’ve previously traveled to the elite spot include Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, and Barack and Michelle Obama. Marlon Brando, who once owned the island, reportedly fell in love with the locale while filming the 1962 movie, Mutiny on the Bounty.

Pippa Middleton James Matthews the brando

The Brando on Tetiaroa Island.
(Photo credit: GREGORY BOISSY/AFP/Getty Images)

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Tetiaroa Island (Photo courtesy of The Brando)

Middleton and Matthews married on Saturday, May 20, at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests celebrated the newfound nuptials with a lavish reception at the estate of the bride’s parents, Bucklebury Manor.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.